Connecticut entrepreneurs have launched a variety of successful wellness businesses to help the community relax, recover, rejuvenate, and reflect.
From yoga to and energy healing to innovative techniques in physical therapy and massage therapy, there are plenty of opportunities to engage local small businesses.
Here, seven entrepreneurs share how they turned their visions into successful Hartford-area businesses.
INTEGRATIVE WELLNESS & PHYSICAL THERAPY
“We’re really trying to be a resource to the community. We’re all in the mindset of: What can we do to help people get better?”
— Ayelet Connell, President
READ: Connecticut Entrepreneur Launches Wellness Center Focused on Community
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LIVE LIKE A LOTUS
“I always knew I wanted to do something that inspired others, enabled them to recognize the importance of being mindful, and ultimately helped them become the best versions of themselves.”
— Felicia Jordan, Founder
READ: Hartford-Based Startup Offers Yoga and Life Coaching
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SOLSTICE STRATEGY PARTNERS
“As much as people attempt to compartmentalize their lives, everything interconnects. You have your life at work, your life at home, and your relationship with yourself. Most people neglect one or two areas. When this happens, you are sub-optimized. Balancing your energy across all three requires awareness and the desire to live life more peacefully and easily.”
— Delanea Davis, Co-Founder
READ: Startup Combines Leadership Skills and Energy Healing
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“We’re cross-pollinating with like-minded entrepreneurs and small business owners whose businesses are driven by passion and creativity. There’s a lot of cross promotion. We all support each other.”
— Natalie Wheeler, Co-Founder
CONNECTICUT PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALISTS
“The Redcord Professional Workstation, which is a suspension-based corrective exercise system…is a highly innovative approach and one of the tools I used to create my practice. It’s just one of many our services that makes us unique and gives us our competitive edge.”
— David Bostic, Founder
READ: Successful Physical Therapy Startup With 3 Locations in Connecticut
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TEN MINUTE TAI CHI
“Connecticut has a very educated and socially conscious population. The quality of life is high and resources are plentiful. This is a great place to do business.”
— Jeff Steinberg, Co-Founder
READ: Innovative B2B Company Helps Launch Connecticut Startup
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“We’re forming true collaborations with local gyms, boutique fitness centers, healing centers, and individual artisans who we can bring in to offer a variety of workshops and classes."
— Andrea Cortez, Founder
Stay tuned for an upcoming feature story with Lisa Butler, LMT, RYT, Founder of Wellness Foundations, LLC a Connecticut startup that provides massage therapy, cupping therapy, yoga, and meditation.